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August 5, 2022
Fabulous Fabric Friday ~ Five Hearts from Life in the Scrapatch

 I have new fabric! 

It is fabulous.

I just love it. 

I am giving this fabric five hearts:

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 

I have not bought any new fabric in months 

so this really brightens my gray and stormy day.

This fabric was inspected by master Quilt Kitty Katniss ... 

... and given the paw of approval.

This fabric is 

Bird Song By Pat Sloan for Benartex Fabrics

There is a free pattern for this fabric release 

Nature Walk Quilt Pattern ~ Free PDF Here

I did find the panels, which seem to be going out of stock in some places ...

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August 13, 2021
A Fun Day in the Sewing Scrapatch from Life in the Scrapatch


Improv ~ Stripes  ~ End Of Week

for the

30 Days of Improv Blocks QAL

@ Broadcloth Studio

Day 5 of Stripes Week called for incorporating negative space as a design element.

I pulled this 10" square from a different layer cake by Gingiber.

Then I pulled some cutoff strips from my scrap basket. 

After I cut and sewed my first improv, this little kitty came to supervise and help.
Do you know which little kitty is giving her paw of approval?

Here is another clue.

It is Maestro!

For those of you who read my kitty stories, you will know that Maestro ...

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March 13, 2021
Sewing Friends ~ #IGQuiltFest2021 ~ Day 13 from Life in the Scrapatch

My constant Sewing Friends are my quilty kitty helpers.

 I am very much a Stay-At~Home Quilter. 

I have never been a member of any local quilting guild or group.

Through Covid-19  my kitties and I have been sewing and quilting as usual.

The above photo was originally posted Here in 2013,

when Katniss was a newbie quilter. 

Since then, I have added my long arm machine 

and the Little Sister Quilty Kitties, Nutmeg and Maestro.

They are sew very helpful.

Much of what I learned about quilting has been from online friends.

 I have been on quilt forums and ...

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April 30, 2020
OMG ~ My April Goal is Done! from Life in the Scrapatch

Maestro's Quilt is bound and done!

My OMG April 2020 Goal Here was to bind this quilt.

My Senior Quilty Kitty had to step in to keep me on track.

We are
with a few hours to spare.

This quilt has been quilty kitty inspected ... 

... approved with  Quilty Kitty Thank You Kisses ... 

... and ready for napping.

Enjoy your quilt, Maestro.

I am enjoying having met my monthly goal.


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April 29, 2020
OMG - Count Down On! from Life in the Scrapatch

My OMG April 2020 Goal Here is to bind this quilt.

The month is slipping away and I had not even started this goal until today.

Today I made the binding and machine stitched it to the front.

Then I started to hand stitch it to the back.
I really enjoy this bit of hand work to finish a quilt.
It gives me time to pause, to reflect and to enjoy.

Maestro is very actively helping me with this stitching.

I have to take time to pause and distract the cat.
She loves this bit of round elastic which she ...

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February 11, 2020
If Wishes Were Stitches from Life in the Scrapatch

My quilty kitties and I have been stitching.

Maestro is very "paws on"

Katniss has been inspecting her work very closely.

Together,  my kitties are making progress with their hand quilting.

Nutmeg is taking a nap somewhere.

Maybe I will just leave the stitching kitties to their work 
and go join Nutmeg,

Maybe the stitching will be all done for me when I wake up.


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December 30, 2019
Meowy Catmiss and Mewyear, Mewy'all! from Life in the Scrapatch

"Hello.  I am Nutmeg here saying meow y'all. 
Merry Kitty Christmas and Happy Kitty Mew Year!

Christmas was a fun one here in the scratchingpatch.
There were lots o toys and catnip for all."

"My sister Maestro likes this one with a fluffy feather for her to lick and chew."

 "Katniss and I both chose this warm and fuzzy fleece blankie 
which someone thinks he gave to Mommy but it has cats printed on it 
so clearly it is for us cats, right?
It is mine, really, but I have to share it with Katniss,
 because neither one of ...

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December 12, 2019
I Like Thursday # 36 ~ Home Sweet Home from Life in the Scrapatch

I like to be Home.

I have been home since late Sunday night and have been doing lots of snuggling 
under the quilts with the kitties. 

Katniss, who is older and whom we have had the longest,
met us at the door with her big eyes.
Katniss takes these things in stride.

My Boys  alternate house sitting, coming and going and feeding and petting them.

All My Kitties love My Boys. 

My kitties are happy we are home.

Nutmeg has strong memories of a traumatic life in shelters
or being abandoned by someone she loved.
When we came in she ...

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November 13, 2019
The Quilty Kitties Choose The Thread from Life in the Scrapatch

"Good Morning, Quilters!
Quilty Kitty Nutmeg here helping Mommy choose the quilting thread for our project today."

"Quilty Kitty Maestro is helping me with this thready selection."

"Maestro really likes to try to hog the quilts, but she I love her.
She is very warm and snuggly ... like Mommy's quilts."

"We Quilty Kitties have made our important decision for the day.
Which thread do you think we chose?
What are your quilty kitty helpers working on today?"

"Happy Quilting" ... Nutmeg

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October 22, 2019
Quilts 'n' Comfort Food from Life in the Scrapatch

I have spent most of the day under the quilts
with my cuddle cats.

I feel cold, stuffy, achy and fuzzy headed. 
It might be a cold.
It might be allergies.
It might just be the change of the season.

Yesterday, I made a Sunday Morning coffee cake ... 

Banana Crumb Cake

3 cups flour ( I use a mix of 1 cup cake flour and 2 cups all-purpose flour)
1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
ΒΌ cup oil or melted butter ...

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October 13, 2019
Long Sewing Weekend ~ Day 1 from Life in the Scrapatch

This little quilty kitty  is enjoying the new covers that I sewed last night 
for the small pillows on my bed.

The ones I made to go with  My Favorite Bed Quilt in 2011 
were beyond "shabby chic" and just plain shabby and worn out.

In those days, my black and white kitty was my Butterfly,
who crossed the rainbow bridge two and a half years ago.

Today it is my Maestro.

When I adopted Maestro as a kitten
she very much reminded me of The Butterfly,
and not just because she is a black and white tuxedo cat.
As ...

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